Erin Kramer is an Assistant Professor of History who teaches courses in early American and Native American history. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. Her current book project looks at Dutch and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) influences on the seventeenth-century development of Albany, New York, as an important center of trade and diplomacy in the northeast borderlands.
Gina grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. After she received her Bachelor's degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she matriculated at Stanford in 2009, where she completed her Ph.D. in modern Chinese history. Her dissertation, entitled Sounding the Nation: Dialect and the Making of Modern China, explores the significance of local languages on Chinese ethnic and civic identity in the twentieth century. At Trinity, she teaches classes on East Asian history that speak to her interest in identity and culture.
Lauren Turek earned her doctorate in history from the University of Virginia in 2015, and holds a degree in museum studies from New York University as well as a degree in history from Vassar College. A specialist in U.S.
Nicole Marafioti is an associate professor of history at Trinity, where she teaches courses on medieval Europe and co-chairs the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. A specialist in Anglo-Saxon history, Marafioti has recently published The King's Body: Burial and Succession in Late Anglo-Saxon England, which investigates how kings' bodies, funerals, and tombs contributed to the process of royal succession in tenth and eleventh-century England.
Ken Loiselle specializes in the history of eighteenth-century France and its colonies. He teaches courses on early modern Europe, the Enlightenment, the French Empire, the history of Paris, the French Revolution and modern Europe.
Educated on five continents, Anene Ejikeme received her PhD from Columbia University in 2003. A specialist in modern African history, she studies the politics of gender and eonomic development in colonial and postcolonial Africa. She is completing a manuscript, "From Traders to Teachers," an analysis of the changes in women's lives in Onitsha, an important Nigerian market town in the twentieth century. The life of the boxer, Hogan "Kid" Bassey, 1957 world welterweight champion and Nigerian nationalistic icon, is the subject of her next project.
David W. Lesch is the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Professor of History in the Department of History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He received his M.A. and PhD in Middle East History from Harvard University.